Regional development

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities

Published on December 08, 2014

Ports and cities are historically strongly linked, but the link between port and city growth has become weaker. Economic benefits often spill over to other regions, whereas negative impacts are localised in the port-city. How can ports regain their role as drivers of urban economic growth and how can negative port impacts be mitigated? Those are the questions that this report aims to answer.


Foreword and acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Ports and their cities: An introduction
The impact of ports on their cities
Making ports competitive
Increasing the local benefits from ports
Mitigating the negative impact from ports
An effective policy mix for port-cities
Annexes2 chapters available
Port growth patterns 1970-2009
Port-city profiles
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